Trading Analysis for Arch Coal (ACI)

Posted on 03/04/2013 by Ella Gold

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Trading of Arch Coal options resulted in establishing a new 90-day call volume record, where 21,318 call contracts exchanged hands between the buyers and the sellers. A total of 6,959 put and 21,318 call contracts was traded raising a 0.33 put/call ratio on shares of ACI

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Shares of Arch Coal closed at $5.00, up $0.10 (+2.04%) in the last trading session. Today's volume of 12M shares is greater than the average volume of 11M shares.The technical momentum Relative Strength Index indicator shows oversold conditions. ACI is trading below the 50 day moving average and lower than the 200 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $4.89 and 52 week high is $12.89.

Arch Coal is the nation's second-largest coal producer. Based in St. Louis, Arch provides coal for 6% of the United States' electricity generation. The company owns and operates mining facilities in the Appalachian region in West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky; the Powder River Basin in Wyoming; and the Western Bituminous Region in Colorado and Utah. In 2011, Arch sold 155 million tons of coal.

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